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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Unraveled Wednesday | Next-up.

The pieces of the green cardigan are dry and ready to seam and I'm on the last 20 grams of Bateaux Mouches, but all my knitting thoughts have turned toward what to knit next.

clockwise from lower left: Balise, Edie, True Colors and Calyx.

I've been talking about Balise for months and I think I'm almost ready to start. The swatch is done and the the yarn and needles are in a project bag. soon....

Yesterday, I wound yarn for Edie (stash from one of my last visits to Sara's Madison LYS) and swatched.

I also wound yarn for True Colors. This project - one of the MDK Final Four and eligible for the March Mayhem KAL - has intrigued me for weeks. It's not at all what I usually knit (colors? stripes? ends??!!), but once I found gypsythedog's version (three colors, and not at all too bright), I couldn't get it out of my head. I had an idea to knit it out of linen and I ordered Sparrow last weekend. It arrived ... and I'm smitten.

The wildcard is Calyx. This is the latest design from Elizabeth Doherty and I was all set to pass (because I still have Archer in my queue) ... until multiple WIPs and FOs showed up in my Instagram feed this past weekend. The pattern calls for two Shibui yarns held together (I don't want to spend the money), but the result is DK. And it just so happens that the LYS in Beaufort carries Berroco Remix Light (which I love - I knit a cardigan with it last summer). Of course we're going to visit that LYS this weekend. and if I can find three skeins in a color that will go with white and dark denim, I'm in. and quickly - Elizabeth is hosting an "any sweater KAL" in her Ravelry group and it ends May 6. yep... 😀.

Here's what all those plans look like right this second.
left to right - Edie, True Colors, Balise
I hope to have a much different version to share with y'all next week!

Check out Kat's post to see what others are unraveling about. Happy Wednesday!

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Anonymous Patty said...

So many good things there Mary! And Gypsythedog's version...swoon!

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Ooo! Holst Garn? That will be lovely!

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018  
Blogger Honoré said...

I really like Edie!...and the shawl...Whichever you decide, I'm looking forward to seeing it on ya!

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018  
Blogger pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

That True Colors is calling my name, too. I'm trying to ignore it because I'm working on other stuff. But it's a loud voice!

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018  
Blogger Bonny said...

These are all great-looking patterns, and I especially like that your knitting plans include yarn from Madison and (hopefully) Beaufort. Here's hoping the perfect three skeins are waiting for you in SC!

Thursday, 19 April, 2018  
Blogger Kym said...

When I first saw Calyx, I thought "that's a Mary-sweater"! You've got four wonderful projects brewing in your queue there. I can't wait to see how they come together. (I have some Berroco Remix - not the light version; I have the worsted - in my stash, and I've been thinking about what to make with it. Hearing you like it gives me a bit of a push to figure that out!) XO

Thursday, 19 April, 2018  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh my, so many wonderful projects on the horizon!

Thursday, 19 April, 2018  
Blogger margene said...

Calyx is a good looking sweater and I think it's one I would wear, too. I like all your projects, Mary, as well as your choice of yarns.

Thursday, 19 April, 2018  
Blogger Lorette said...

Those all will be lovely. I love that color of Holst Garn! I just ordered a bunch of their yarn for shawls.

Thursday, 19 April, 2018  
Blogger karen said...

I do like the muted true colors you unearthed :) I saw that pattern and was tempted but so far resisted. I love all of your choices that are going to be cast on.

Friday, 20 April, 2018  

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